Toronto design bloggers tend to, like most folks in the province of Ontario, know one another. Sure it’s one thing to know your peers but this city is the epicenter of all six degrees activity. Point being it should be easy to suss out blogs to follow that are Toronto-centric, or by Toronto writers. If you’re slow on the curve or just never thought to look before here are some excellent blogs to follow and be inspired by.
The Gaybourhood can be anyone’s neighbourhood. There are quality services, and many of the merchants have been in buisness in the area for years. In short, you don’t have to be gay to get what you are looking for. Here are the top picks for hair salons, gourmet food, resto’s, yoga and a gallery. I am going to let you in on the history of the area. It includes a sex scandal in 1810. and how the legacy of the man behind it, Alexander Wood, is carried on to this day.
Eat to the Beat, celebrating is 17th year, is in less than a week (October 16, 2012) and has gained a reputation has the event for foodies in the city to experience the talents of 60 female chefs – women supporting women for breast cancer.
The Zolas have a new album out, Ancient Mars, and they’re playing the great Hall in Toronto on Friday, October 12th. Zachary took our 20 Qs (complete with a kick ass Dad story) below.
I love television. All television. Sports coverage obviously doesn’t count.
I love the critically acclaimed masterpieces (Downton Abbey, 30 Rock, Friday Night Lights) right alongside the vapid reality junk (The Real Housewives, Laguna Beach, Say Yes to the Dress). By all accounts I am an equal opportunity television viewer, but no matter how hard I try, I can never “get” Gossip Girl fans.
My boyfriend since grade 10 broke up with me this weekend. I stayed in ON to go to school this year while he moved to BC, so a bunch of my friends are calling this is the “Turkey Dump”. The thing is, he promised he isn’t with anyone else, but I don’t know if I should believe him. Can you please give me some advice to get over him? I’m crushed.
Love No More
Having just released a critically acclaimed third album, Hope in A Dirt City, and on the verge of an epic North American tour, Cadence Weapon is going strong. Touted as Canada’s ‘most creative rapper’ – his new album is a slight departure from his previous material, but still incorporates the experimental sounds that helped him make a name for himself. He kicks off his tour here in Toronto on October 12th at Wrongbar – get tickets here.
Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods and it’s also very much a city of districts: Fashion, Distillery, Textile, Design, Entertainment, Financial, Discvovery, Garden, and Theatre. But when it comes to design there might be multiples. The Junction is full-fledged design district with more than just shops and galleries along Dundas W, it always has a high density of artists living in it. Countless store fronts that have been converted into living and studio space. Peeking out above frosted or curtained windows you can catch a glimpse of what goes on inside. But walk a little East and you’ll find another budding design district.
I caught up with Smoke DZA, nee Sean Pompey, as he was en route to his show in Ottawa at Ritual tonight. Yesterday he released his highly anticipated mixtape, K.O.N.Y 2012, featuring Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Twelvy, among others – download here. Make sure to see him at Wrong Bar tomorrow night where is performing with Flat Bush Zombies – get your tickets here.